Category: Features

Robert J. Burrowes: Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

In essence, you have a choice: understand and act on the crucial importance of rainforests before we destroy their integrity and lose them completely. Or help to accelerate the human rush to extinction as a consequence of failing to do so

Patrick Bond: Fighting Fossil Fuels in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most difficult places to combat fossil fuels

Noam Chomsky: To Make the U.S. a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

Throughout its history the U.S. has been an unusually fundamentalist society, with regular Great Awakenings and beliefs that are far off the spectrum of developed societies

Steve Early: A GI Rebellion: When Soldiers Said No to War

In an era of “forever wars,” it may be hard to imagine such impactful organizing among active duty military personnel or newly-minted veterans

Jack Rasmus: Labor Day 2019

A deeper look at the official wage and job numbers shows wages rising nowhere near the official 3.1 percent. In fact, most of the wage gains are highly skewed to the very top

Noam Chomsky: Economic Boom” a Sham

The deaths of despair are estimated at 150,000 a year, contributing to the decline in life expectancy in the U.S. for the past two years, the first time since World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic—a phenomenon unprecedented in developed societies

Isabel Marlens: The Farms of the Future

The farms of the future should be regenerative, diverse, accessible, community-oriented, places of celebration

Kathleen Foster: Caravan: Workers Who Want to Work

In the tradition of the Underground Railroad, anti-racist solidarity is propelling many to take action to free the refugees

Norman Solomon: Corporate Team of Rivals

No matter how distasteful or repugnant, the electoral process is an opening for progressive forces to be influential and potentially decisive

Jack Rasmus: Trump Whacks the Middle Class & US GDP 1st Qtr 2019 Analysis

It’s clear Trump’s 2018 tax cut is making the middle class pay for corporations, businesses, investors and the wealthiest 1% households historic tax cuts totaling no less than $4.5 trillion over the next decade

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